This thought-provoking and only slightly heavy handed anti-war tract is based on a real incident that occurred during the atomic terror of the Cuban missile crisis. The tragedy begins when a civil defense siren is accidentally tripped while a school is in session. The panic-stricken children are immediately sent home. One young girl has an air-raid shelter in her backyard and invites many children inside. A less popular girl begs to be let in, but the first girl makes excuses and shuts her out leaving the terribly frightened child to hide out in an abandoned refrigerator where she dies.
Release date: Dec 23, 1963
Production Company: United Artists
Box Office Collection:
Ladybug, Ladybug Caste and Crew
Director: Frank Perry
writer: Eleanor Perry
Nancy Marchand,William Daniels,Jane Connell,Kathryn Hays,James Frawley,Richard Hamilton,Jane Hoffman,Elena Karam,Judith Lowry,Estelle Parsons,Doug Chapin,Miles Chapin,Bozo Dell,Dianne Higgins,Alan Howard,Christopher Howard,Donnie Melvin,Susan Melvin,Linda Meyer,Alice Playten,Marilyn Rogers,Jennifer Stone